Eric's career has followed interweaving paths as a creative (he's also an architect and photographer) , a business school academic specialising in managing design and creativity, and as a creative management consultant and coach.
Eric's first degree was in Economics at the University of Warwick. He then studied at the Architectural Association, and subsequently, whilst in architectural practice, took his MBA at London Business School.
Teaching and research
Building on his hybrid background, early on in his career Eric taught part-time at post-graduate level and helped develop the emerging discipline of managing design.
In this role he worked closely with the Centre for Design Management at London Business School, and taught at the Bartlett, University College London and Kingston University.
Consultant and coach
As a creative management consultant, Eric specialises in 4 key areas:
- creative strategy development
- managing design and creative resources
- assisting creative teams, and
- nurturing innovation and creative thinking.
Since the 1990's he has advised more than 200 organisations, and many more individuals. Most of his clients have been in the creative sectors, but they have also ranged from airlines to commodity produce suppliers , community groups, building developers and internet start-ups.
As a creative Eric's activities have been in two main areas:
Eric qualified as an architect in 1985 and worked for some 10 years in architectural practice with others. He then went on to work on his own account, undertaking selective projects for family and friends, and regularly entering architectural competitions to maintain his creative edge.
Eric specialises in 3 main categories of photography: street, art-fashion and architectural. He is presently focussing on the latter two areas.